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Semi-Truck Accident Causes Power Outage In Ann Arbor

Jun 3, 2019

The City of Ann Arbor shut down the intersection of Main Street and Miller Avenue early Monday morning due to an accident involving a semi-truck and power lines.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan has the story.


The Ann Arbor Police Department says the semi-truck was traveling southbound on Main Street when the incident took place.  Lt. Renee Bush explains.

"They were traveling and attempted to make a right turn onto Miller when they struck a power pole.  The vehicle stopped, and it caused significant damage for the traffic signals and the power in that area to go out," said Lt. Bush. 

In addition to hundreds of residential homes losing power, nearby businesses, such as 209 Fitness, were also in the dark.  Owner Jason Szmansky says it affected appointments but he was impressed with how quickly DTE restored power to his business

"I had to cancel a couple, but that was right at the time that it happened.  So you can’t blame them for that.  But the situation happened and they got it back up quick, I thought," said Szmansky. 

The police department says no one was injured, and that the accident is now under investigation.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu